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Description

This is a Log Chalet type cabin with beautiful stonework and fireplace.

Facilities

2 single bunks, 2 double bunks (total capacity is 6 people), Table and benches, Oil stove , Fireplace, Cooking counter, Food cupboards and shelves, Cooler, Log book, Broom and dustpan, Emergency signal, 2 boats with oars.

Capacity

6

Area

Turner Lake

Location

Approximately 18 miles east of Juneau, at the west end of Turner Lake.

Access

Float plane (35 minute flight charge from Juneau) or by boating up the Taku Inlet and then hiking 0.8 mile to Turner Lake. Some areas of Taku Inlet are quite shallow; be sure to check nautical charts and tide tables. Shallow draft boats are recommended. Late winter thaw for this lake with high avalanche danger in winter and early spring.

Terrain

Terrain around the cabin is rocky and very brushy. Rocks in front of the cabin slope directly to the water. Caution should be taken if children are present.

Special Features

Spectacular scenery with cliffs and numerous waterfalls cascading into the lake. Two boats are available for fishing. Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, and kokanee fishing in lake, pink salmon fishing in Turner River and Taku Inlet; mountain goat, bear and waterfowl hunting in season. Reminder: specific fishing regulations apply to the Turner Lake area. Check Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own fuel for the oil stove (#1 Stove oil), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter, mosquito netting and personal flotation devices.

Rowboat

Yes (2)

Stove

Oil stove

More Info

Water is available from lake or nearby stream. Treat all water before using.

USGS Topo Map

Taku River B-6.

Rental Fee

$45 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 58.3122222
Longitude: -133.955

Photos

West Turner Lake Cabin